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Deputies find meth lab at couple's Plant City home they share with three kids

PLANT CITY — A mother and father were arrested Monday night after deputies say they found a methamphetamine lab at the home they share with three children.

Deputies went to the home of Beth and Matthew Cantin, both 35, at about 9 p.m. Monday to investigate a report of methamphetamine being manufactured there. They said they found several items and chemicals in the garbage used to make the drug, and a small amount of marijuana.

Three children — ranging in age from 6 months to 9 years — also lived at the home and could have been subjected to hazardous fumes from the drug lab, deputies wrote in an arrest affidavit. Two of their children are theirs and the third is the mother's from a previous relationship, deputies said.

Both Cantins were taken to the Hillsborough County Jail on charges of child neglect, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies find meth lab at couple's Plant City home they share with three kids 02/16/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12:59am]
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